This morning at the steps of the Old Courthouse in St. Louis was unlike anything I’ve seen.
I slave auction took place—reenactment that is. This Riverfront Times post explains the event pretty well, but essentially the reenactment was held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The reenactment portrayed a slave auction held in St. Louis in 1861. The event was pretty emotionally intense. You could feel through the onlookers that this reenactment was deeply personal to them—as it should be.
Didn’t stay for too long but I think I got some good stuff: